Perhaps the lack of scissors was the amenity of life whose absence I most deplored.
The form of amenity expected from her, in relation to her brother, was not exhibited.
The amenity, the intelligence, the patience and grace and play of mind and of temper—how charming and individual an exhibition!
Every one has some amenity—some sweeter, gentler spot in the character.
It was about the only amenity that survived between father and son.
Thieving was a courtesy, raiding an amenity in a Grifon, it appeared.
Major M—— did the presentation with perfect coolness and amenity.
Nothing can exceed the luxuriant fancy, the gaiety, the classical elegance, and amenity of some of these groups.
Napier was struck by the picture of amenity and cheerfulness presented by the group.
That people who in times of peace treat art as an amenity should feel that this is no time for art is, I suppose, natural.
late 14c., "quality of being pleasant or agreeable," from Old French amenite, from Latin amoenitatem (nominative amoenitas) "delightfulness, pleasantness," from amoenus "pleasant," perhaps related to amare "to love" (see Amy).